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Jazz is Dead is composed of four veterans of jazz fashion and is the Grateful Dead cover-band. The members of these band are
Alphonso Johnson (Weather Report) as the bassist, T. Lavitz (Dixie Dregs) as the keyboardist, Jimmy Herring (Aquarium Rescue Unit) as the guitarist and Billy Conham (Mahavishnu Orchestra) as the drummer. They released their first CD on Blue Light Rain. They performed the classics of Grateful Dead, in a instrumental version. They displayed the influence of jazz fusion on the Dead and the amazing showcase of their playing and arranging prowess.

After some time Jazz is Dead released their first self-titled album. "Jazz is Dead" that featured Crazy Fingers, Scarlet Begonias, Red Baron, the Phil Lesh classic Unbroken Chain, and the Blues for Allah tunes King Solomon's Marbles and Help on the Way>Slipknot!>Franklin's Tower. It was well-received by the audiences. They then went on to release their second album, Wake of the Flood. This classic album featured Mississippi Halfstep Uptown Toodleoo, Row Jimmy, Stella Blue, Eyes of the World and Bob Weir's masterpiece, Weather Report Suite.

Recently, the band has released their live album, Great Sky River, which includes China Cat Sunflower, Estimated Prophet, St. Stephen>The Eleven, Blues for Allah jam, Terrapin Station, Dark Star, Morning Dew and even "drumz."

Blue Light Rain was released in the year 1998. The tracks of this album are Crazy Fingers, Unbroken Chain, Scarlet Begonias, Dark Star, Red Baron, King Solomons Marbles, Blues For Allah Medley, Help On The Way, Slipknot!, Franklin's Tower and Spiral Staircase.
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Next came, Laughing Water released in the year 1999. The tracks are vocal intro- Mississippi Half Step Uptown Toodleoo, Let Me Sing Your Blues Away, Row Jimmy, Stella Blue, a. vocal intro- Here Comes Sunshine, Sunshine Jam, Eyes Of The World, Two Sisters, Weather Report Suite Part 1 and Weather Report Suite Part 2 : Let It Grow

Great Sky River was released in the year 2001. The tracks are China Cat Sunflower, Estimated Prophet, St. Stephen/The Eleven, Drums & Jam, Blues for Allah, Terrapin Station/Dark Star and Morning Dew.

Out of the two albums 'Laughing Water' really shows, that Jazz is Dead are a band of talented musicians who are capable of writing meaningful songs, while at the same time incorporating the best jazz music, that is generally missing among other jazz musicians of this period. The album really contains some of the most soulful moments that will surely move your heart, particularly the tracks such as 'Row Jimmy' and 'Stella Blue', while on the other hand 'Blue Light Rain' is less emotional and more jazzy, as compared to the rest of the tracks, but at the same it is fun to listen to it at the same time. Among all the members, Jimmy Herring on lead guitar steals off the show as he has got remarkable stage presence. During the tours, he is the one who captivates the audiences. He has played with Aquarium Rescue Unit, the Allman Brothers Band, Blues Traveller, Bruce Hornsby and Widespread Panic.

The Grateful Dead has got endless discography to choose from and their talent is something that has been maturing from time to time and has got endless material up their sleeves. It has the exceptional quality and talent to become one of the most popular and original cover bands in the world.

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